You’ve made it to Friday; +2 experience points. Well done!
This week on Geek Native we saw the 12 Masks of Halloween return for the 10th year in the row. This is a lazy count down (up?) to Halloween, with a different mask shown each day until the veil between worlds is as thin it is ever likely to be.
Also, as we approach the end of the month, time is running out to grab yourself free glowing Kodama spirit by becoming a patron.
Did you know Routinely Itemised has an evil twin? This column is regular (every Friday) and makes heavy use of bullet points. In Routinely Itemised: RPGs we talk about RPGs. The evil twin is Irregular Reconnaissance (IR vs RI) and it uses a mini-review format and comes out whenever its ready. This week, Irregular Reconnaissance: Anime hit issue 50! That’s a lot of little reviews.
Now, on with the news!
RPG news from Geek Native
- Werewolf: The Apocalypse 5th edition is being worked on, according to Paradox Interactive the company who owns White Wolf and the World of Darkness.
- Industry body GAMA released a new magazine which you can read for free on Geek Native.
- Shadowrun living communities are pulling a marathon to support sick kids. Find out how you can help.
- Mike Myler has released a 40-page preview of Vast Kaviya and I took the chance to talk to him about the campaign setting.
- For Halloween, Green Ronin are giving away a free Mutants & Masterminds adventure Nothing to Fear.
- Remember that great fantasy city generator? The same genius has given us a instant dungeon generator.
- Chuck Rices talks to me about OSR as we offer up a free preview of City of Solstice.
RPG news from around the web
- Wizards of the Coast and D&D join in to help sick kids with Extralife.
- Morrus writes up Hasbro’s troubles; with Hasbro Gaming down 17% but D&D as a bright spot.
- EN Publishing gave us a look at the Cursed Earth for Judge Dredd in map form.
- Vampire: The Masquerade sourcebook Chicago By Night is returning as Jeffrey Dohmn-Sanchez explains on ICv2.
- Vocal’s Neal Litherland asks What was the Satanic Panic?.
- Amazing Tale’s very own Martin J Lloyd helps us with Five ways to make your child’s first role-playing game amazing.
RPG ideas, tips and discoveries
- How to work urban legends into your RPGs? Ask the Genre Police in The Flasher in the Jitty.
- Roll4 addresses the thorny issue of fudging dice rolls
- G.A Barber of POCGamer suggests 6 must try sci-fi RPGs.
- Level Up Corner offers up some wisdom on preventing DM burnout.
- Shawn Merwin at DNDBeyond writes about Adventure Hooks and Opening Scenes
- The Blog of Holding wonders How big does a random generator have to be?
- Over at the Yawning Portal, Thorsteinn Marr weighs in on Challenging Encounters.
As is always the case, you can whiz through Geek Native’s write-ups of hand-picked crowdfunding campaigns in Kickstarter Watch.
- James A Pozenel, Jr funded the DCC RPG The House of the Red Doors in 13 hours.
- Christopher Moore’s Pathfinder P1 Path of the Wilds is collecting funds on Kickstarter.
- Empyrean Investigations is a set of three detective adventures for D&D 5e.
- Necromancer Games’ Tome of Horrors 2020 is a 5e sourcebook that’s doing well.
- Canterbury Games Studios is asking for backers for Brainjacked – a Cyberpunk setting for FATE Core.
- Leopard Women of Venus is a DCC game from Joshua Burnett based on the works of Fletcher Hanks.
Gamerati News Update
Too busy to read? In just over 5 minutes Gamerati’s Marcelo Ferrari will walk you through the week that’s just gone.
What are your news highlights from the RPGscape this week?